KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeff Driskel is only two weeks into his job as Florida's starting quarterback, but there shouldn't be any remaining doubts that he was the right choice.
Not after what he's done in back-to-back road games at Texas A&M and Tennessee. He played as well as anyone -- even his head coach -- could have hoped and has proven that he's more than just a game manger. He's someone who can carry the Gators (3-0, 2-0 SEC) when needed.
Which is pretty significant considering Florida's challenging October schedule.
"Driskel is definitely improving," buck linebacker Lerentee McCray said after Florida's 37-20 victory over Tennessee in front of 102,455 at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night. "He made some plays, and I was like, 'Wow. I didn't know he could do that.' He definitely impressed me."
Driskel went 14-for-20 for a career-high 219 yards and two touchdowns against the Vols. But it was more than his passing numbers that impressed everyone. It was the way he handled himself on the road in an environment that was even more hostile than what he experienced at Texas A&M. He didn't turn the ball over and didn't take a sack one week after getting sacked eight times.